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Saturday, March 25, 2017

African Sweet Dessert Breadfruit

African Sweet Dessert Breadfruit

Sweet Dessert Breadfruit
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African breadfruit looks odd but is a perfect ingredient for a sweet African dessert. When breadfruit ripens, softening a bit the starch turns to sugar and the aroma and flavor is sweet.

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African Sweet Dessert Breadfruit

Ingredients

1 ripe breadfruit seeded, peeled and diced

3 large eggs

1 cup sugar

¼ cup all purpose flour

1 cup coconut milk

½ cup butter

2 teaspoon cinnamon

½ teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons coconut extract

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 1 1/2-quart baking dish.
In a large pot boil the breadfruit, then mash. Add milk, butter, sugar and spices. In a separate bowl whisk eggs and add 1 tablespoon of breadfruit mixture, whisk again then add eggs to breadfruit mixture. Transfer breadfruit mixture to the baking dish, bake until light brown about 35 minutes.

Sweet Dessert Breadfruit

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Eight-Spiced Ghanaian Suya Lamb Kebobs

Eight-Spice Lamb Kebobs are a staple meal on the go in the first sub-Saharan country in colonial Africa to gain its independence, Ghana. Suya or kebobs present a tasty and elegant African meal balancing different colors and flavors using a variety of ingredients.


Eight-Spice Lamb Skewers


Ingredients:
Eight-Spice Lamb Skewers present a tasty and elegant African meal balancing different colors and flavors using a variety of ingredients.
Eight-Spiced Lamb Skewers

1 pound lamb meat cut into thin strips
1 tablespoon cooking oil
1 cup roasted peanuts
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
1 bouillon cube crushed
¼ teaspoon ginger
¼ teaspoon cloves
¼ teaspoon ground red pepper
2 zucchini, chopped into 2-inch pieces
1 small pumpkin cut into 1/2 –inch pieces
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped into 2-inch pieces
1 white onion, chopped into 1-inch pieces
8 large fresh brown mushrooms
¼ teaspoon salt
24 wooden skewers

Directions:

Soak the skewers in water for 20 minutes; you will use two skewers per kebab.

In a large bowl, combine spices, and then stir in the lamb cubes. Mix well so the spices coat the lamb evenly. Thread the skewers with lamb, pumpkin, pepper, onion, and mushrooms.


Place on a hot grill, close lid and cook 5 minutes per side or until meat is done all the way through to the center. Transfer skewers to a plate, let rest 2 minutes and serve.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

How Monkey Saved Baby Antelope from Certain Death African Folktale Story

African Folktale Story, How Monkey Saved Baby Antelope from Certain Death teaches the skill of quick thinking will defeat stronger, faster adversaries.



How Monkey Saved Baby Antelope from Certain Death African Folktale Story



The Python one day posted himself near a trail where the animals of the forest passed on their way to the river.  

He cried with a loud voice and threatened to catch them and he did catch a straggler, a baby Antelope, and said that he would swallow him just as he was, hide and hair, head and tail, all in one gulp.

African Folktale Story, How Monkey Saved Baby Antelope from Certain Death teaches the skill of quick thinking will defeat stronger, faster adversaries
Monkey Saved Baby Antelope from Certain Death
At this critical moment, the Monkey happened to come along. On seeing him, the Antelope called to him at the top of his voice, "Friend, the Python has caught me, and he threatens to eat me up!"

The Monkey, on hearing this, said to the Python, “Now tell me your side of the story!"

"I have caught him, and I shall certainly eat him up," answered the Python.

"How disrespectful, do bow your head and open your hands when you talk to your elders, and don't act like a brainless fool!" said the Monkey.


Then the Python felt ashamed and loosened his coils. The Antelope understood. Quick as a flash he extricated himself and fled. The Monkey also sped away, glad that he had been the means of saving his little friend the Antelope from certain death.

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